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. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military title here today. thank you, all, for joining us. i want to start out with chuck hagel. he is top on the minds at the pentagon i think. from what you know of chuck hagel and he would be the first enlisted man ever to run the pentagon, the first vietnam vet, from what you know, what sort of reception would he
is enough, senator dianne feinstein introduced a tough new bill to ban 150 firearms including assault weapons and semiautomatic weapons, and also magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. >> columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> the nra is of course fighting back, saying in a statement senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens for decades. they know gun bans don't work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. >> joining me, carolyn, who is pushing a similar bill in the house, and also philadelphia mayor michael nutter. welcome to you both. when i heard dianne feinstein today, very personal,vy emotional, reliving one of the horrific things she went through, as indeed you did. here's what i don't get. i don't get why within minutes, really, of this assault weapons ban being proposed, already we start to hear, it may be impossible to get it through the senat
is really now about to begin. senator dianne feinstein is making good on her vow to take action. she's about to unveil her tough new bill. the provisions include bans on military-styled assault weapons to be defined in this bill as well. bans on semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns, a strengthening of the 1994 ban which, by the way, if you didn't know, senator feinstein authored the 1994 bill that expired in 2004. also, bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. again, those are just the highlights. there's plenty more, though. the senator's move follows president obama's push for much stronger gun control measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there w
senator dianne feinstein proposes a federal ban on assault rifles. but does she have the votes to get it passed or is she wasting her time? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, gone too far. today, democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a new federal ban on some assault rifles and semi-automatics. now, she certainly got it right visually, when she was standing there today, she had a backdrop of some of the guns she wants to ban, and it included, and very prominently, a bushmaster, like the one used in the newtown massacre. there was also a circle of uniformed law enforcement officers and gun violence victims. there was rolled out with pomp and circumstance, but did she get the message right? she, herself, admits that getting this passed will not be easy. >> if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. >> uphill is right. the fact of the matter is that gun violence from assault weapons is estimated the to be between 2% and 8% of the gun crime in this country. so, is this how democrats shoul
. the story from chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from d.c. and capitol police to display ten different types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the type of weapon the murderer used to kill children in newtown. >> the assault weapons were d
appreciate it so much. >>> when we return, going after the guns with california senator dianne feinstein. >> i'm also incensed that our weak gun lawings allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> our breaking news ask out of the city of santa maria in brazil where a nightclub fire has killed 245 people. this massive fire more than 3,000 people were at the nightclub when the fire broke out. most have died of smoke inhalation, as people were trampled as people desperately tried to find an exit. there was a pyrotechnics show when the fire broke out, but authorities have stopped short of blaming it for the blaze, say
. on thursday, senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban 150 types of assault weapons. she discovered the body of san francisco mayor george moscone and harvey milk after their assassinations in 1978. candy crowley, good morning. you will speak with senator feinstein on today's show. >> right, these things have happened fairly quickly. we saw the president react so emotionally after the murders of all those children in connecticut. then we saw him mentioned in the inaugural address. dianne feinstein, the author of the first assault weapons ban which expired eight years ago. the question isn't whether the conversation is moving rapidly. the question is whether the bill will move rapidly and not a lot of people give it a huge chance of passing, at least the assault weapons part of it. if we want to talk to her about the chances of that, whether she has talked to some of the democrats who have voiced some reservations if not outright opposition to this bill. and try to size up the chances, because it is one thing to talk about it. as you know, much tougher to pass it. >> certainly so. ca
dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example detachable magazines and having at least one characteristic that the c
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
on the agenda. dianne feinstein of california offered her legislation this week to ban assault weapons but the turnout at a gun control rally yesterday in d.c. was tepid, and democrats are hedging on this. is anything really going to get done on this issue? >> i think something will get done but the idea of assault weapons ban may be an overreach, not just because there are a number of republicans, most republicans who oppose it, there are democrats, many as many as a dozen, who live in states that have gun cultures, guns part of growing up, hunting along with fishing and along with, you know, target shooting is a part of the lifestyle and there are democrats -- democratic senators there who want, in fact, to be re-elected so to reflect their state, they are looking at some of this and saying it can't go that far. we will see what happens. i will say that i think the thing that i hear the most about from both sides is universal background checks. that is expanding background checks to gun shows, et cetera, when there is a sale of a weapon. >>> it appears chuck hagel will be confirmed a
the hikers were rescued. >>> turning now to the debate over gun control. senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military assault rifles on "state of the union" today. nra may be the dominant gun group but most of the country sides with curbing assault weapons and violence. >> i think you reached a point, where i said earlier, that enough is enough. do military assault weapons belong on our streets? and the answer according to the maimer chiefs of police, according to the largest police organization in the world is absolutely no. >> but republican congressman marsha blackburn has a different view about gun control. >> we need to be looking at the root causes. some of these psychotropic drug and let this not be the weapon. let's talk about some of the root issues. i understand the senator's passion for this. but i have to tell you, an assault ban is not the answer to helping keep people safe. >> in an interview with the new republic magazine, president obama says gun owners will not be forgotten in the ongoing debate. the president said he has "p "profound for hunting that da
the nra remains the biggest obstacle to passing a ban on assault-style rifles. dianne feinstein speaks with cannily crowley. >> they come after you, put money down to defeat you. >> her proposal faces what she called an uphill fight, but she said she's confident she can get it to the senate floor for a vote. so let's talk more with cnn contributor lz granderson and ann. hello to you. thank you, guys. we haven't spoken in quite a while. the president is scheduled to make a speech on imgation reform and republican congressman paul ryan says he thinks this is one issue where the two parties can make a deal. here's what he said this morning. >> i think there are republicans and democrats that can come together with a good solution to make sure that this problem is fixed once and for all, and i think those rubio principles do a really good job of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the ruling law and for those who came here for a better life. >> is this an idea that's come? >> i absolutely think so. i think it's been played tra strategical strategically. marco roubio who's part
. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> i hope, i pray, and i believe that this horror in newtown, connecticut is our wake up call. our call as americans to act and to act now. what happened in newtown on december 14th, 2012 was an unspeakable tragedy. but what happens now? that is up to us. >> that last speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege a
, thank you. >> thank you. >> among her guests will be dianne feinstein of california, and it's not just the president getting a second term, his daughters are now facing four more years in the spotlight. >> here is a look at the hour's hot shots. in england a van drives down a road surrounded by snow covered trees and people ride in a bamboo raft, and in india, police officers march through a rehearsal and a boy tries to move a donkey in a refuge camp, pictures coming in from around the world. watching all the inaugural activity this weekend, it was hard not to notice how much the obama girls have grown up. here is lisa sylvestre. >> malia obama and sasha obama. >> there's not too many girls that walk out to a crowd of millions but this is just a part of their lives. the girls have changed on the outside since the first inauguration, but more than that, there's a new-found grace and poise, and something else, a sense of normal. it shows in moments like these, they are waving to family and friends in the inaugural parade reviewing stand and malia showing her hip side. a few minutes later
and democrats took to the air waves today. democratic senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. >>> gun shows this weekend saw increased traffic. those selling guns are finding more and more customers and some of the buyers are complaining that vendors taking advantage of the situation by raising prices. >>> that arctic blast, it isn't over yet. parts of the midwest and northeast are being slammed with a mixture of freezing rain and snow, icy roads and poor visibility are making travel dangerous. and the cold weather will continue into the workweek with some areas in northeast getting light snow. >>> some scary moments for a group of 50 hikers in arizona. they got trapped in raging waters while trying to cross a river. police rushed to the scene after getting a flood of 911 calls and spent hours trying to locate them. officials say it was a challenge to find them all but eventually, all those hikers were rescued. >>> action could be taken soon on one of the most controversial elms of immigration reform. we will tell you
president's comments came after senator dianne feinstein introduced her bill on the ban of firearms. it would leave legal thousands of other kinds of rifles and weapons. >>> and a partial victory to report for gay rights in rhode island. the rhode island house of representatives has approved the same-sex marriage act on 51-19 vote. it is not yet clear when the senate could take up this bill. the house vote was the first time either chamber voted on the issue since the bill was introduced back in '97. the governor there says he's going to sign that bill if, in fact, it clears the senate. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why,
safe, buy some shotgun shells. >> and dianne feinstein has introduced a bill to ban assault rifles, including the ar- 15, the type used to kill the children in newtown. >> feinstein made her announcement in dramatic fashion. she had on hand the assault weapon and a lot of survivors of gun violence. it would prohibit the sale, manufacturer, transport, and importation of more than 150 semi automatic weapons and ban large-capacity magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. she held out an olive branch to gun owners. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2,200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes. they are by make and model exempted from the legislation. when we did this bill in '93, there were 375. today there, are 2,200. >> does that make a difference with the nra? here is the response from the powerful gun organization. senator feinstein, trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. surprising b surprising and disappointing that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution. she will have a tough ditime g
, which was introduced by california senator dianne feinstein, reinstates the ban that expired in 2004. the bill also restricted ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. the senator admits, though, it's going to be a tough battle. >> if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there, and that is you because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> it's also another problem. a growing backlash among some members of the law enforcement community. they say they will not uphold any gun control laws they find unconstitutional. south carolina's sheriff al canon is one of those. he joins us live now. good morning, sir. >> good morning, carol. how are you? >> i'm good. thank you for joining us. how would you characterize dianne feinstein's bill? >> scary. very scary. >> why is that? >> well, because -- and she says that over time it's her goal to eliminate certain types of weapons. i think that's very scary and a slippery slope. i've not seen the list of firearms that she has elaborated on, but i think that -- i personally
? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. thanks. >> today an appeals court handed the president a stinging defeat for the panel unanimously rule and three people named to the labor relations board were appointed unconstitutionally. he used his recess power even though the senate was holding pro forma sessions just to prevent such appointments. the senior legal analyst will be here in the next hour and go indepth and explain what's going on. a huge constitutional issue and almost certainly we will have to go before the u.s. supreme court. we move to the increasing tensions in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. a million north korean troops faced nearl
of these towns were scenes of mass shootings last year. california senator dianne feinstein is trying to prevent such shootings. she's introduced legislation that would ban certain types of military style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. new york's police commissioner though, ray kelly, says while he applauds dianne feinstein and what she's doing, he told cbs' "face the nation" handguns are even bigger problems in cities like his. >> a lot was eliminated last year. but what we know is that he wasn't motivated for this person. "inspire" magazine in which he was the prime mover behind, the magazine or this is the article that he read that justified to him the killing of children -- the killing of women. >> the problem really is concealable handguns. only 2% of the people that we've arrested for guns in the last two years have had assault weapons. we don't want them on the streets. make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me now. with feinstein's bill focusing
. >> sure. >> the other news this morning, a big push to ban assault weapons. dianne feinstein of california taking the lead in an effort to renew the ban. she made the announcement in dramatic fashion. flanked by survivors of gun violence and examples of ten different types of assault weapons, she was granted special clearance to display the weapons in washington including an ar-15. that is the kind of gun used to kill children in newtown. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> so the goal is to get the weapons off the streets over time. paul steinhouser joins us now. feinstein is also providing exemptions here. >> reporter: she s she's almost reaching out to gun owners who use their weapons for hunting and sporting tachlt a listen to what she said at the news conference, john. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sportin
almost six weeks after the shooting rampage that took place in newtown, connecticut. senator dianne feinstein announced new legislation to impose a ban on military-style guns. on display next to them several weapons that would be banned under the bill including semi-automatic rifles like the one used in newtown shooting. feinstein's measure would also limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. she insists the bill will not affect hunters. >> it will not affect hunting or sporting firearms. the bill protects hunters and sports men by protecting 2,200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes. >> feinstein's measure is an update to the assault weapons ban that she introduced in 1994 and expired ten years later. this measure is expected to face some pretty strong opposition in congress, as well. >>> he is a diplomatic trouble shooter and distinguished senator. john kerry is on track to become america's next top diplomat. today the senate foreign relation's committee began a hearing on the nomination to become secretary of state. senator ron johnson brought
to the proposals we hear like from senators dianne feinstein, reinstating the assault weapons ban, limiting the amount of ammunition that could be in a magazine. they're looking for what they call sensible gun control. but they also recognize that because of the gun lobbying here in washington, d.c. that it's a very tough battle that they are about to fight. >> i was going to say, they have a pretty tough battle ahead of them for sure. emily, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> reporter: yep. >>> now the latest on lance armstrong. his attorney says armstrong will not testify in front of the u.s. anti-doping agency, at least not before the deadline expires. usada's chief says armstrong has until february 6th to testify about his drug use. he also had this to say to 60 minutes about armstrong's assertion that he did not really think he was cheating. >> it's amazing. you could go to almost any kindergarten in this country or frankly around the world and find kids playing tag or four square and ask them what cheating is. and every one of them will tell you it's breaking the rules of the game
california democrat dianne feinstein's plan. yesterday she introduced a bill that would ban more than 150 types of assault weapons along with certain types of gun magazines. the nra's response was immediate. the group says, quote, the american people know gun bans do not work. and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. cnn talked to a south carolina sheriff who called senator feinstein's bill scary and says he will not enforce any federal gun ban that he sees as unconstitutional. >> another element that i strongly disagree with is the idea that somehow or another this is going to prevent the kind of violence that -- that everybody is concerned about. i think there is some practical problems associated with things like the magazine capacity. but i will tell you that i think that much of this is taking advantage of our grief, and people's general lack of information and understanding about firearms in general. >> senator feinstein's bill, it is the most ambitious piece of gun violence legislation that has been put forward since december's school mas
between the political parties here, but two familiar opponents. you have senator dianne feinstein of california, who just a couple of days ago, introduced this assault weapons ban legislation. and wayne lapierre, the nra's executive vice president. these two will face one another wednesday during a senate judiciary hearing, according to the website, called what should america do about gun violence. but, it will feel like debate deja vu for capitol hill watchers because those two run opposite sides, this was back in the early 1990s when this first assault weapons ban passed. that, as you know, has since expired. their arguments are coming back to life. we went into the archive and found feinstein and lapierre from two decades ago. >> you also, at some point, have got to say, enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas, what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war, that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids wi
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